Axew Raid Guide

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Axew is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Event, which has the following schedule:

Event Date and time
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Day 1 Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Day 2 Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale Saturday, August 27, 2022


Being a pure Dragon type, it is weak to Dragon, Fairy and Ice types.

Axew is one of the rarest Pokémon in the game, with many trainers still not having a Haxorus for themselves. Haxorus is a powerful Dragon type with an astronomical ATK stat that is equal to that of the mighty Rayquaza. Haxorus is already a good pick for the Master League and with a good exclusive move from its eventual Community Day, it can get even better. 

But that’s not the most exciting aspect of an Axew you catch from the Go Fest 2022 event because, for the first time in the game, Axew can be shiny! Indeed, Shiny Axew makes it debut in Go Fest 2022, and oh dear! Shiny Haxorus is a beaut! 

Axew can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 729 – 782 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 912 – 977 CP at Level 25 with Windy weather boost

Axew is an easy solo.

Axew Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Axew are the following:

Axew Counters
Supreme Counters
Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath*Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon
Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice
Great Counters
Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage* Dragon
Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon
Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Reshiram Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Charizard (Mega Y) Dragon Breath* Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon
Darmanitan (Galarian) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice

*denotes a legacy move

Some other counter options are Mamoswine, Glaceon, Zacian (Hero), Gardevoir and Togekiss.

Stats and Max CP

Axew Dragon
Max CP at Level 40 1368 | Max CP at Level 50 1547
ATK 154 DEF 101 HP 130
Weak to Strong Against
Dragon Fairy Ice Dragon

Axew Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Scratch Normal
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Dragon Claw Dragon
  • Dragon Pulse Dragon
  • Aqua Tail Water

Axew is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after raid bosses and Pokémon alike from the Go Fest 2022 event. Whether it’s the shiny debut, its rarity or its future potential, you simply cannot miss catching an Axew for yourself!

All the best, trainers!

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